Chirkina was found guilty of accepting a bribe in the amount of 450 thousand rubles, which a high-ranking official at one time was given by a former soldier to receive a one-room apartment in Moscow. The apartment, as it turned out, relied on this retired soldier according to the law, but Chirkin said that "he could help in obtaining housing." Reports about it RIA News, adding that Chirkin promised to file a complaint against the court decision.
Chirkin, having many merits, could receive a suspended sentence, as legal experts say, but he refused to plead guilty to a corruption offense and refused to refund the amount of bribe received.
This is the most high-profile judicial decision (with a real deadline) in a corruption case related to a high-ranking official of the Ministry of Defense, of recent times.